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12 Tips for Christmas 2015
"I was asked on the recent Members Webinar whether my 12 Tips for Christmas will appear this year... I mentioned that I feel like I may have run out of great ideas for these tips but after the show someone suggested "Chet, how about bringing back the best of your 12 Tips?" I realiized that was a great idea!
So I am going through the 12 Tips - which began back in December of 2009 and selecting favorite tips to re-share with you.
The daily tips will commence on Christmast Day, December 25th and a new episode (lesson) will be shared each of the 12 days.I am happy to bring these twelve short tutorials as my holiday gift to my friends and colleagues in the Casablanca community."
December 25, 2015 - January 5, 2016
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis demonstrates how to add copyright
and other symbols using the special menu in the Casablanca Titler.
(Revisit from 2009)
Chet Davis shows you how to create a 'Silent Sample' and how you can use that as a road-block to perfectly position audio samples in the Audio Mix menu
(revisit from 2010)
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis demonstrates the use of the Mark function in the Edit Menu and the Actions associated with it (Move, Copy, and Swap) - another revist from 2010
In this short video Chet Davis demonstrates how to back-time your audio element...
or said differently, how to position music so it ends precisely when you desire. (revisit from 2009)
In this Tip Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows how to create a cool looking Chapter Menu for your DVDs, using two common options included in both the Smart Edit & Bogart system. (revisit from 2011)
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis presents a cool combination of Casablanca software to create a 'key-hole' title effect.
Using a video montage - actually two different versions of a video montage, along with a scrolling horizontal title effect and BlueBox World. This effect is possible on both Smart Edit & Bogart editors - but does require the use of the add-on software 'Blue Box World'. Chet does show how to complete the effect using the standard BlueBox but also indicates how that is a limited impact version. (revisit from 2012-13)
Video length 12:23
In this Tip for Christmas Casablanca Expert Chet Davis presents a lesson where you'll learn to create a cool layered effect with a zooming PIP combined with a Zoom Letter title effect. This is possible with both Smart Edit & Bogart OS editors but does require the add-on software PIP Studio (Smart Edit OS) or PIP Studio 2 (Bogart OS). Chet also references the use of Motion Perfect (Smart Edit OS) or Twixtor (Bogart OS) - but you could use the standard Slow Motion in the Special Menu (revisit from 2012-13).
NOTE: Youll learn to create the 9 box PIP Effect also shown in this lesson in Chet's 'Casablanca Eye Candy Volume #1'
Video length 12:24
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis demonstrates one method of creatively incorporating 4:3 footage into a wide-screen (16:9) Project using the original scene and some creative effects & transition.
For a complete and thorough tutorial with different methods for incorporating 4:3 video into 16:9 video projects, see the 80-minute streaming video recorded lesson Casablanca Expert Webinar: Aspect Ratio Solutions
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows how he acquires free fonts on the internet and then imports & uses them in the Casablanca Titler toadd foreign language to titles and even symbols to create snappier title scenes! This lesson is possible on both Smart Edit & Bogart OS (revisit from 2012).
Video length 9:20
In this Tip #10 Chet shows how to use the Compare function found in both Smart Edit and Bogart OS Casblanca video editors. (Revisit from 2013-14)
Chet Davis explains the difference and importance of using the correct Class Flash Media when recording video files on the contemporary cameras/camcorders. This can be SO important a d can make the difference between a successful acquisition or not when using the newer file based camcorders. (revist from 2011).
Casablanca Expert Chet Davis shows how to use a keyboard shortcut to move (copy) scenes from the Scene Bin into the Clipboard & how to open the Clipboard with a keyboard shortcut - this allows much speedier actions if you've got a lot of scenes to move using the Clipboard. NOTE this is possible on both Smart Edit & Bogart OS (revisit from 2012)
In this video, Chet shares introductory information about three camera settings in today's video cameras/camcorders that can have a great impact on the compatibility with your Casablanca video editor settings: Resolution, Frame Rate, and Bitrate. This can be critical information that you will want to be familiar with before your record footage in a new video camera (or important info you will need to relay to videographers who are working a job with or for you).
Bonus Tip #13
In this bonus 13th video, Chet shares information that answers questions he recieves a lot! He will present info and thoughts about three camera settings in today's video cameras/camcorders that can have a great impact on the compatibility with your Casablanca video editor settings: Resolution, Frame Rate, and Bitrate. This can be critical information that you will want to be familiar with before your record footage in a new video camera (or important info you will need to relay to videographers who are working a job with or for you).
Video length 22:00